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by Lavaine
Fri May 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are import duties still an issue?
Replies: 58
Views: 1407

Re: Are import duties still an issue?

nordwulf wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 12:34 am
DHL is a very small company in the USA without their own nationwide delivery network these days. Using Royal Mail for shipments to the USA (and Canada)would make things go a lot smoother but they don't seem to understand that.
Fixed that for you.
by Lavaine
Fri May 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New Omega releases, inc SS 50th anniversary Speedmaster
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: New Omega releases, inc SS 50th anniversary Speedmaster

Can we all agree that the "real" 50th anniversary Speedy is the 321 reissue? I do like the new bracelet, but the 50th anniversary should have had a 321 movement and Hesalite. As for the 9 o'clock subdial, my mother told me that I you can't say anything nice... The 11 marker is a nice subtle touch. T...
by Lavaine
Thu May 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are import duties still an issue?
Replies: 58
Views: 1407

Re: Are import duties still an issue?

The need for a "worksheet" to calculate duty speaks to the nature of the taxation system more than to the broker (in his case DHL). While there is no love lost for Canadian Customs, and the incredibly generous $20 exemption they give us on imported goods before duties and taxes are assessed, at leas...
by Lavaine
Thu May 16, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are import duties still an issue?
Replies: 58
Views: 1407

Re: Are import duties still an issue?

Remember as a purchaser outside the EU you have already benefited from a price that is outside the scope of UK VAT, which means you do not pay the 20% tax that all UK and EU buyers have to pay. That equates to a 16% discount. No. Purchasers outside the EU are not getting any discount. All purchaser...
by Lavaine
Tue May 14, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: I think I'm in love with the looks of this Hamilton
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: I think I'm in love with the looks of this Hamilton

If you asked me to design my ideal bicompax chrono, it would look a lot like this. I'd say Hamilton got pretty much everything right. It's a bit thick, but it can't be much thinner with a Valjoux movement, and the lugs are a couple of mm too long for small wrists, but damn, it's gorgeous!
by Lavaine
Sun May 12, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Summer Loupe Magazine?
Replies: 22
Views: 747

Re: New Summer Loupe Magazine?

Maybe this edition will arrive before the last edition, which I'm still waiting for...
by Lavaine
Sun May 12, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Kickstarter- Invertor Automatic
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Kickstarter- Invertor Automatic

I'm stuck for the right word for this watch. I'm not sure if it's hideous or horrendous.
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Seiko scratched ceramic shroud
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Seiko scratched ceramic shroud

Not a ceramic expert, but would a melamine pad (aka Magic Eraser) work to remove/lighten the mark if it is not a scratch? I would think the melamine would be significantly softer than the ceramic, and wouldn't make any noticeable change to the ceramic itself.
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New Nereide dive watch launched today by Meccaniche Veneziane
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: New Nereide dive watch launched today by Meccaniche Veneziane

The watch no longer has ETA but Stelletor movement.
And this is the problem with Kickstarter. Meccaniche Veneziane committed fraud, and the response from Kickstarter is to shrug their shoulders and say they aren't responsible for the actions of creators. At least GoFundMe offers fraud protection.
by Lavaine
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: SMP strap
Replies: 30
Views: 1020

Re: SMP strap

I only ever wear mine on the bracelet. But if I were to go for a strap I'd be looking for something blue with red stitching to complement the red second hand tip and dial text. Possibly something like this: https://mansarea.com/en/shop-catalog/watch-straps/leather-classic-style/nubuk---forest/blue-...
by Lavaine
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW TISSOT HERITAGE 1973 CHRONOGRAPH
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW TISSOT HERITAGE 1973 CHRONOGRAPH

At risk of sounding like a heretic, I think I like this better than the Speedy MkII. Everything about it just...works.
by Lavaine
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Blue Auto - Help with Straps
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: C65 Blue Auto - Help with Straps

John, that Watch Steward strap looks the part. I really like the Steal Blue, and need to find the right watch to put one on. Have you worn an Ericka's strap for comparison?
by Lavaine
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Blue Auto - Help with Straps
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: C65 Blue Auto - Help with Straps

NATO or rubber for active living. The camel I think is a perfect match for casual wear. Dark brown or black leather would dress it up nicely for the office. As far as a 'one strap' solution, maybe something in a waterproof leather, like a stingray strap? Black, dark brown or dark blue would all work...
by Lavaine
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Brands - How Much Are You Willing To Pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Brands - How Much Are You Willing To Pay?

Your comments seem to be based on specific models, rather than the brands themselves. For instance, Oris watches do not have poor strap options. Some of the divers have odd lugs with limited strap options, but the rest of the lineup use standard straps. Same with Alpina. Mine has perfectly normal lu...
by Lavaine
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Monkey
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: The Monkey

That is just fabulous Scooter. While I don't ride, I have been intrigued by the Honda Grom since its debut. The Monkey looks to be an even better looking "retro-brother" to the Grom, and I'm sure is just as much fun to ride. I'm a little jealous to be honest.